Miles, Lynn - Unravel

Format: CD
Label: True North TND 0264
Year: 2001
Origin: Ottawa, Ontario
Genre: folk
Value of Original Title: $15.00
Make Inquiry/purchase: email ryder@robertwilliston.com
Release Type: Albums
Websites:  No


Track Name
I'm The Moon
Now I Understand
You're Not Coming Back
Over You
When Did The World
Brave Parade
Black Flowers
I Give Up
Surrender Dorothy…





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The fourth album by the talented Ottawa-based singer/songwriter touches all the right chords both musically and emotionally. With the assistance of longtime friend Ian Lefeuvre, Miles has perfected her craft on 11 passionate presentations. Using bare-bones, stripped-down arrangements enables the singer to get the most out of each number, from the folky "Over You" to the pop-oriented introductory track, "I'm the Moon." Sounding as if it's been produced by Daniel Lanois in an Appalachian town, the music is sparse, allowing you to feel as if you're in the studio while listening. Most of the songs work well in and around the five-minute mark, with "When Did the World" being a tad too lengthy and drawn out. But the subsequent title track, appearing as if it were recorded live, is the highlight in a sea of well-polished and picture-perfect nuggets. A diamond in the rough to be found.
-Jason MacNeil

Lynn Miles: vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, mandolin, piano, Mellotron
Ian LeFeuvre: acoustic, electric & lap steel guitars, dobro, organ, marimba, bass, percussion, background vocals
Chris Bartos: violin, viola, cello
Mickey Vallee: accordion
John Geggie: bass
Peter Von Althen: drums, percussion, background vocals
Jim Bryson: background vocals
Peter Von Althen: drums, hand claps, percussion, background vocals

Audio Mixer: James Heldebrecht.
Recorded at Slopole Studio, Ottawa, Canada
Editor: Matt Davies.
Photographer: Rolf Klausener


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